City Wants Extra Budget Time

Posted: February 28, 1990

Gloucester City has asked Trenton for a 30-day extension before it unveils this year's budget to the public because city officials have been unable to reconcile proposed expenditures and revenues.

Declining to say how much money the city's finance committee has been talking about in its draft version of the budget, city clerk Tom Kilcourse said this week that the largest proposed increases are in salaries, insurance premiums and sanitation costs.

"What do you do? You get an eraser," Kilcourse said.

The Division of Local Government Services in Trenton is responsible for approving or denying extension requests. "I won't know until they tell me," Kilcourse said.

Last year's municipal budget was just less than $6 million.

In other business, the City Council Monday authorized solicitor William F. Ruggierio to draft a resolution rejecting a Camden County housing program to rehabilitate abandoned homes and sell them at below market prices to the working poor.

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